Senior Engineer, MEMS Characterization in Itasca, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

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    Direct Hire
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    Itasca, IL
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Job Description

Senior Engineer, MEMS Characterization

Direct Hire Position

Location: Itasca, Illinois (NW Chicago)

**Relocation provided**

VOLT Technical Services is partnering with our client, a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) microphones and strong capabilities in audio processing technologies.  This company’s designs and applications are used in mobile, ear, and IoT applications and serve the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, and aerospace markets.

As the Sr. MEMS Characterization Engineer you will work with design, process, and failure analysis engineer on assisting characterization and failure analysis of the MEMS device, while supporting technology development, product qualifications and quality monitoring.  You will maintain and develop new test solutions, ensure high tool availability and balance/optimize utilization, recommending hardware requirements based on existing trends in characterization.


  • Developing and maintain MEMS test solutions for development and production, collaborating with design and process engineering to further characterization efforts and drive yield improvement
  • Ensuring hardware and software installations are flawless in development and production environments.
  • Continuous improvement of characterization capabilities collaborating with MEMS development team
  • Developing procedures to support development and manufacturing characterization
  • Setup and execute calibration protocols to ensure quality of test results
  • Lead equipment procurement/documentation/maintenance and assist with facilities planning
  • Support microphone, MEMS, assembly investigations and failure analysis
  • Work with design and process engineer to define characterization requirements and support execution of the characterization, including submitting work order requests and writing characterization reports.


  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering in Electrical/Mechanical/Material/Computer Engineering (or related field) or 4+ years industry experience in semiconductor/MEMS/test development environment
  • 3-5 years experience in characterization lab
  • Experience troubleshooting, debugging and with failure analysis for MEMS sensors
  • Familiar with material/device characterization using optical, electrical, mechanical methods
  • Knowledge of calibration methodologies and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis (JMP, MiniTab, R) is an asset
  • Reliability testing experience is an asset
  • Experience with electrical test equipment such as parameter analyzer, oscilloscope, probe station, and data acquisition system is desired
  • Experience with advanced surface science methodologies (SEM, Raman, Auger, FIB, FTIR) an asset
  • Hands on experience on developing environmental testing setup and fixtures for sensors under thermal, vibration, and electrical tests is a plus

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer.